St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church

361 Richmond Street, El Segundo, California, 90245

(310) 322-2589

stmichaelselsegundo@gmail.com

Sunday Service Times:

8:00 am : Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:00am : Holy Eucharist Rite II ( with music)


OUR STAINED GLASS  

 

The stained glass windows in St. Michael the Archangel Church were designed and fabricated by Judson Studios, a renowned stained glass studio that has crafted windows for many churches in our diocese. The windows include images from the life of Jesus, the triumph of St. Michael over Satan, and symbols of the church and sacraments. 

The Rose Window (above the altar) is a colorful, impressionistic image of the Holy Spirit breathing over creation.


The Symbols of the Eucharist window (to the right of the altar) includes traditional symbols of the Eucharist with the bread basket and wine chalice. The background motif of cross and stole indicate the presence of Christ at our eucharistic table.

The Symbols of Baptism window (to the left of the altar) includes traditional symbols of baptism, including water, flame and the dove of the Holy Spirit. A green and sprouting cross indicates the growth and increase of the people of God through baptism.

The St. Michael the Guardian window (behind the organ console) shows St. Michael protecting us by standing guard over the bound figure of Satan at his feet.

The Birth of Jesus window shows the baby Jesus in a manger being watched over by his mother Mary. The Christmas Star shines on the scene.

The Baptism of Jesus window shows Jesus at the Jordan River with his cousin John the Baptist.

The Temptation window shows Jesus being tempted in the wilderness by Satan.

The window of Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the well recalls the story in the Gospel of John when Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman leads her to become an evangelist to the people of her city.

The Crucifixion window shows Jesus on the cross with his mother Mary watching as witness. 

The Resurrection window shows the risen Christ with symbols of resurrection, including the stone from the tomb at his feet and the Easter lily.

The windows in the Mary Chapel depict major events surrounding the birth of our Lord. In the Annunciation window, Mary is reading and the Angel Gabriel, who delivers the message, is shown at the top. The words “Ave Maria” (Latin for “Hail Mary”) remind us of the greeting of Gabriel to Mary. 

In the Visitation window, the pregnant Mary comes to visit her cousin Elizabeth who is pregnant with John the Baptist. The word “Magnificat” (the Latin name for the Song of Mary) reminds us of the song Mary sings after Elizabeth tells her that she is blessed among all women.

The windows in the Memorial Room depict two additional events in the life of Jesus. The Jesus and the Children window shows Jesus welcoming the children to him. The Ascension window shows the risen Christ rising in glory accompanied by trumpeting angels.